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He felt well and confident, he had failed to go into work at the bank this morning but that could easily be excused because of the relatively high position he held there.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter One Arrest - Conversation with Mrs. Grubach - The   Context
It was somewhat disturbing that just then the door at the end of the hall opened, the young washerwoman, who seemed to have finished her work, came in and, despite all her caution, attracted the attention of some of the people there.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Two First Cross-examination   Context
Those gentlemen would only save some work for themselves, or at least some unpleasantness for me, which, however, I am glad to endure if I know that each piece of unpleasantness for me is a blow against them.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Three In the empty Courtroom - The Student - The   Context
He had told the servitor he was engaged in a major piece of work and none of the junior staff should be allowed in to see him, so he would not be disturbed by them at least.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter   Context
He had often wondered whether it might not be a good idea to work out a written defence and hand it in to the court.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter   Context
He remembered one morning when, already piled up with work, he suddenly shoved everything to one side and took a pad of paper on which he sketched out some of his thoughts on how documents of this sort should proceed.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter   Context
The door to the workshop was open, three workers stood in a circle around some piece of work that they were beating with hammers.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter   Context
Even if he had just some tiny success here it would still have a good effect on his work at the bank for that day.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter   Context
And it turned out to be quite impossible to work there yourself and to negotiate, at least for me it was.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Eight Block, the businessman - Dismissing the law   Context
That used to be quite different, there was a time when several young lawyers were working for me but now I work alone.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Eight Block, the businessman - Dismissing the law   Context
I found that I could never let anyone else deal with this sort of work unless I wanted to harm both the client and the job I had taken on.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Eight Block, the businessman - Dismissing the law   Context
But they should at least give him some inkling of just how hard a struggle it is and how much work it is for me to defend him.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Eight Block, the businessman - Dismissing the law   Context
If I could persuade some of the women I know to work together with me then I would be certain to succeed.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Nine In the Cathedral   Context
He was not able to show his full worth, was not able to take all the work from the official bodies, he lacked the rest of the strength he needed and this final shortcoming was the fault of whoever had denied it to him.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Ten End   Context
I found that I could never let anyone else deal with this sort of work unless I wanted to harm both the client and the job I had taken on.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Eight Block, the businessman - Dismissing the law   Context
At any other time he would have seen this job as an honour but now, when he was finding it hard even to maintain his current position in the bank, he accepted it only with reluctance.
Franz Kafka
The Trial, Chapter Nine In the Cathedral   Context
Gregor converted his success at work straight into cash that he could lay on the table at home for the benefit of his astonished and delighted family.
Franz Kafka
Metamorphosis, II   Context
He would often hear them say how they appreciated all the new work his sister was doing even though, before, they had seen her as a girl who was somewhat useless and frequently been annoyed with her.
Franz Kafka
Metamorphosis, II   Context
But since he had been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep and it was then harder than ever to persuade him to exchange the chair for his bed.
Franz Kafka
Metamorphosis, III   Context
On hearing all this, his sister would break out in tears of emotion, and Gregor would climb up to her shoulder and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she had kept free without any necklace or collar.
Franz Kafka
Metamorphosis, III   Context
They decided the best way to make use of that day was for relaxation and to go for a walk; not only had they earned a break from work but they were in serious need of it.
Franz Kafka
Metamorphosis, III   Context
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